Better Than Life
Directed by

Ed Bye

Original air date

13 September 1988



A post pod carrying a 3 million year old bag of mail arrives and Rimmer becomes depressed when he learns his father is dead. The crew play an artificial game called "Better than life" which makes the players' wishes come true, but Rimmer's brain begins to rebel. Written by Daniel Williamson

Errors and explanationsEdit

Internet Movie DatabaseEdit

Plot Holes

  • When consoling Rimmer over his father's death, Lister mentions that his father died when he was 6 years old, but in the Series Seven episode Ouroboros, Lister was abandoned as a baby. Lister was refering to his adopted father in this episode.


  • IMDB
  • Red Dwarf Programme Guide Third Edition

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